06/27/2013 01:24 pm ET

'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding: Best Dressed Brides' Reveal Shocking Dress Secret (VIDEO)

"My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding: Best Dressed Brides" revealed a shocking secret about those extravagant and gaudy wedding gowns.

The TLC special featuring Thelma Madine took viewers behind-the-scenes of Thelma's infamous dress shop where she revealed that some of the dresses have weighed close to 400 lbs. Yes, 400 lbs. dresses.

“We rip the girls’ hips. Just amazing, the blisters. Actual scars on the hips, which are lifelong scars, which I must say some of them were very proud of, because the bigger the scar the bigger the dress," Thelma said.


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